Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Wednesday

Wednesday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features light work on the Chesapeake Bay, keeping helicopters clean in Kodiak, Alaska, a summer station patrol near Rhode Island, making sure they’re feed at Station Cape Disappointment and getting a dewatering pump to a boat in need far way.

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For the past 224 years the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations are often out of sight.

Until now.

From Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, 2014, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard. From standing watch or training on the water to supporting our frontline operations, over the week we will highlight the day-to-day lives of Coast Guard men and women throughout the country and overseas.

Wednesday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features light work on the Chesapeake Bay, keeping helicopters clean in Kodiak, Alaska, a summer station patrol near Rhode Island, making sure they’re feed at Station Cape Disappointment and getting a dewatering pump to a boat in need far way.

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram, as well as right here on the Compass Blog throughout the week.

 

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jake Wade lowers a ratchet strap down to Petty Officer 2nd Class Damien Gayle at Craighill Entrance front range light Aug. 25, 2014. The ratchet strap is lowered via tag line, a line used to help keep positive control on the object it’s attached to. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jake Wade lowers a ratchet strap down to Petty Officer 2nd Class Damien Gayle at Craighill Entrance front range light Aug. 25, 2014. The ratchet strap is lowered via tag line, a line used to help keep positive control on the object it’s attached to. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Whetsel completes a wash of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter in Hangar 3 at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2014. Washing down is usually conducted after the last flight of the day for the aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Whetsel completes a wash of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter in Hangar 3 at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2014. Washing down is usually conducted after the last flight of the day for the aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

 

Fireman Corinne Lee and Petty Officer 3rd Class Alan Freedman get underway for a night patrol off of Block Island, R.I., Aug. 20, 2014. The crew of three (Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Holz not pictured) is responsible for standing up the temporary life saving station on the island. Taking a 45-foot response boat medium and food for a few days, the young crew is tasked with staffing the station house, cooking meals for themselves and going on search-and-rescue missions. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell.
Fireman Corinne Lee and Petty Officer 3rd Class Alan Freedman get underway for a night patrol off of Block Island, R.I., Aug. 20, 2014. The crew of three (Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Holz not pictured) is responsible for standing up the temporary life saving station on the island. Taking a 45-foot response boat medium and food for a few days, the young crew is tasked with staffing the station house, cooking meals for themselves and going on search-and-rescue missions. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell.

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Donna Urton, a food services technician at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, works on preparing food for the noon meal Aug. 25, 2014. Enjoying cooking while in college, Urton followed her passion when joining the Coast Guard, becoming a food services technician and ensuring proper meals for the men and women at her station and the National Motor Lifeboat School. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Donna Urton, a food services technician at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, works on preparing food for the noon meal Aug. 25, 2014. Enjoying cooking while in college, Urton followed her passion when joining the Coast Guard, becoming a food services technician and ensuring proper meals for the men and women at her station and the National Motor Lifeboat School. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Belisle, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Sitka, unpacks and transfers a dewatering pump to a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Sandra L in Cosmos Cove near Sitka, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2014. The crew of the Sandra L had requested assistance after their vessel began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Belisle, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Sitka, unpacks and transfers a dewatering pump to a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Sandra L in Cosmos Cove near Sitka, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2014. The crew of the Sandra L had requested assistance after their vessel began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

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